Wondering what this winter's dry conditions are like for skiing and snowboarding? The above video was all shot with helmet cameras by the Bear Valley Ski Patrol during the early part of January 2012, and highlights what you can do on the excellent man-made snow.
California winters are legendary for their huge snowfalls and frequent blue sky days. From downhill skiing and snowboarding, to cross country skiing and backcountry tours, the central Sierra has an adventure for every winter lover. Bear Valley Mountain Resort offers California skiers some of the most scenic (and affordable) downhill skiing and snowboarding in the state. The resort is set in the heart of the Stanislaus National Forest, about an hour east of Angels Camp. A spectacular snow sports destination, Bear averages over 30′ annually at the 8,500′ summit, and features 67 runs, 1900 vertical feet, 10 lifts, and a beginner carpet lift. For lift tickets, rentals, learn to ski/board packages and additional resort information, Click Here.
Don't forget your evenings! Instead of lounging around in front of the fire, why don't you see a play at Black Bart Theater, or participate in Open Mike Night at the Angels Camp Merc. Silent movies at Ironstone, or Beer Appreciation Night at Alchemy. Check the Visitor's Bureau Calendar for details.